Vicki. robynarouty pic

Vicki Powers

Location icon United States

Words have taken me places and given me opportunities I never imagined. And it all started with a 7th-grade journalism class.

I have experience writing all types of content including web copy, social media content, case studies, blogs, white papers, and more. I'm a strategic storyteller who loves sharing success stories of people and organizations.

Broad communications experience in corporate, nonprofit, freelance writing, and founder of a hyperlocal site, Houston on the Cheap. I sold it in 2018 after publishing content for 9 years reaching 10+ million pageviews. Readers shared how my site changed their life for them and their family -- as they learned to explore Houston free and cheap.

Client Success Story
Horace: a New Life

I love writing client success stories about their journey to recovery with the help of our nonprofit services. Storytelling provides hope to those who struggle.

social media campaign
Opioid Resources

I wrote the Facebook post and created the graphic for our opioid grant social media campaign.

Houston Recovery Center
Rise of Non-Alcoholic Beverages During Pandemic

It's a contrast of increased drinking during COVID-19 but also the rise of non-alcoholic beverages. Chris Marshall, owner of a sober bar in Austin, shares his thoughts -- and whether Houston can support a sober bar.

Houston Recovery Center
2020-2021 Impact Report

Learn how we continued to impact the Houston community, even as the pandemic created challenges for operation.

hyperlocal site
Houston on the

I started Houston on the Cheap in 2009 as a project in a blog class. It took off quickly and became a popular hyperlocal destination for free and cheap fun in Houston. Readers shared how it made a difference in their family life. I sold the site in 2018 to a local publishing team.

Business 2.0
Flour Power

With a little help from the web, King Arthur has built a premium brand out of one of the world's most mundane commodities.

Houston on the Cheap
$5 Mattress Miracle at Mattress Firm

It all started with a case manager who shared Houston on the Cheap. And a woman living in a shelter with an amazing faith... I call it the $5 Mattress Miracle, and she would, too.

Opioid resources campaign video
How to Save a Life

Learn how Houston Recovery Center can offer free Narcan and free training on how to use it to help combat the opioid epidemic, through Texas Targeted Opioid Response (TTOR). We can make a difference: have Narcan on hand, just in case.

Linkedin icon